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FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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CNN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
that actually likes job creators, that wants to help job creators. >> romney called yesterday's jobs report a sad reminder that unemployment is essentially unchanged at 7.9%. while the obama campaign touted the 171,000 jobs added with improved numbers in september and august. we have our correspondents spread throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push for both candidates. dan lothian is in ohio where the president will speak next hour. dan, good morning. how is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is still trying to make this big push in the final days of this campaign, but at the same time, has to do his day job dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. a white house official said the president was briefed overnight on the latest situation there, and then this morning, he headed over to fema headquarters, where he got another briefing from his homeland securit
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. you don't scare hard-working americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all about. >> the president was responding to this romney ad that implied the auto bailout plan failed and chrysler will move jobs to china. that's a claim that chrysler has vehemently denied. >>> on the other side of ohio, mitt romney sharpened his attack on obama focusing on the economy. >> now, i know when we're elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant. but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. i will spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. from day one i'll go to work to help americans get back to work. >> romney called yesterday's job's report, "a sad reminder the economy is at a virtual stand it still." unchanged at 7.9%. while the obama campaign touted the 171,000 jobs added with improved numbers in september and august. >>> we have crews spread out across the country following the campaigns on the la
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
it's people who know how to create jobs. we need that and mitt romney has been a successful job creator and when they attack him those are people that don't understand how to rise america. he's a proven job creator and then he went into government. and he took the state of massachusetts from deficits to surplus, from job losses to job gains. and let's think about his pure leadership capability in those olympics. he didn't lead with a title and he didn't lead with anything other than the ability of a human being to raise the bar of everybody else. you know what, my kids are 12 years old. i want an america that will give the next generation more than the last generation gave to us. that's the greatest american tradition that we celebrate across our great country. . i know he's going to deliver that. i'm not for mitt romney just because he happens to be a republican. i'm for mitt romney because he will lead to a brighter and stronger america and a brighter and stronger ohio. we need the wind at our back, not in our face. there are a lot of polls out there talking about what the going to ha
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
failed and chrysler will move jobs to china, a claim that chrysler has denied. romney spoke last hour in new hampshire, sharpening his attack on obama, and he's all but declared victory. he even called the event a victory rally. >> when i'm president, it's going to be very clear that we finally have an administration and a president and a government in the united states that actually likes job creators, that wants to help job creators. >> romney called yesterday's jobs report a sad reminder that unemployment is essentially unchanged at 7.9%. while the obama campaign touted the 171,000 jobs added with improved numbers in september and august. we have our correspondents spread throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push for both candidates. dan lothian is in ohio where the president will speak next hour. dan, good morning. how is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is sti
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
short. >> that was governor mitt romney calling out president obama for falling-- 9 million jobs soar has promised. and the bureau of labor and statistics, adding 171,000 jobs, now are the new numbers going to affect the way the candidates talk about the economy in these final days before the election in joining us now with perspective, a mitt romney supporter who deals firsthand with unemployment issues, governor jan brewer of arizona. >> good morning. >> let's talk for a moment about the jobs numbers that came out yesterday, and the president is saying that the fact that 171,000 jobs have been added shows that his policies are working and taking a little longer than he had he' hoped, but that the country is moving in the right direction. and what's your response to that? >> well, you know, we're all grateful as things are, are turning around a little bit, but the bottom line is unemployment has grown and he made a big promise when he ran four years ago, that he was going to turn our country around and he has not done that. so, i believe people are disappointed and they're ready for
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. attempting to. mitt romney reacted to the jobs report in wisconsin today. >> he said he was going to cut the federal deficit in half and then he doubled it. he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learn that it's 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> joe biden responded to romney this way today. >> called it territorial tax. it's the bain way. it means if you're going to build a factory you go find -- this is the fact. you go find a country with the lowest tax rate and the cheapest wages. build it there, pay those taxes and you never have to pay a penny in tax in the profit you make when you bring them back home. why would anybody build -- why would anybody build a factory here? ladies and gentlemen, the experts point out, that new territorial tax will create 800,000 jobs. all of them abroad. i'm not making up, all of them abroad. 800,000. i found it fascinating at their convention when governor romney said the first thing i will do when i'm elected president, i will take a jobs tour. it's going to have to be a forei
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
stops in ohio today where he talked about mitt romney's lie that chrysler is moving american jobs to china. >> you've got to own what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. companies like g.m. and chrysler, they put a lot of time and effort and money into building up their brand and letting americans know that the american auto industry is back. and we don't want suddenly a bunch of ads saying stuff that's not true. you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. you know i tell the truth. and you know i fight for working families every single day as hard as i know how. >> president obama concluded his speech this way. >> and that's why i need you, ohio. to make sure that no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, what your last night is, where you started, no matter what, you can make it in america if you try. that's why i'm asking for your vote and if you're willing to work with me and knock on some doors with me and make some phone calls with me and turn out to the polls with me. we'll wi
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
shipping our jobs to america? so it really shows a fundamental, fundamental misunderstanding by romney camp to try and get under people's nails about jobs. they may make jeeps in china for the chinese audience. general motors does the same thing. this is not news. >> this shows you, ali, that auto making and making things is in the dna of modern america. it also shows that you if you can make a message, spin a web ad based on the fears of manufacturing and auto manufacturing in particular, it resonates in america. it's what we defined ourselves by for, you know, since world war ii. it's a message that clearly the romney campaign thinks is going to work for them. otherwise, they wonlts uldn't b doing it. this whole idea about detroit and the bailout, this is -- this has been something that has been torturous for both campaigns from the very beginning. and it's not something that anybody wanted. remember, the financial crisis happened -- the financial crisis happened and the auto bailout happened, you know, started by president bush and pushed and followed through by president obama. thi
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
american job. >> now there seemed to have been some calculation that the romney campaign made that they would somehow benefit from this ad, that jeep was taking jobs from the united states, moving them to china to build jeeps there. chrysler's ceo says it's simply not true. he writes on the company's blog, "jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in the united states and will constitute the backbone of the brand. it sin accurate to suggest anything different." the man who president obama pictured to the czar to save the auto industry is stephen ratner. i asked for a response. stephen, good to see you. how do you respond to this ad? i'm here in ohio where these jeeps are made. they said that what mitt romney has said is wrong. tell me what you know about this. >> i think chrysler and general motors actually responded more forcefully than i have ever seen a company respond in 30 years in the business in terms of the adamancy they expressed. the facts are what he said. it makes good business sense for jeep to begin to
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
meineke. >>> the october jobs report has been used as ammunition by the romney and obama campaigns. republicans are emphasizing the increase in the unemployment rate from 7.9% to 7.8%. supporters of the president point out 171,000 jobs were created during the month, more than economists projected. i had a chance to talk about the impact of the numbers with the former chairman of the president's council of economic advisers. he's now a professor of economics at chicago's booth school of business. i asked him if he agreed with mitt romney's assessment that the, quote, increase in the unemployment rate is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> i don't think so. the last month, the unemployment rate came down three ticks. and the romney campaign complained that we hadn't created more jobs. this month, the number of jobs created was 30%, 40% higher than expected and was fairly strong. and then they criticize that the unemployment rate ticked up one tenth. it's the last number before the election, so i think both sides are going to see, try to go through and inter
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
of job growth, while mitt romney cited an up-tick in the unemployment rate as proof of an ecomic standstill. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it.om >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup effort in the northeast.fo ray suarez updates the slow imb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our reort. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, ther assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff:ege have ae "battleground" distch from iowa, where immigration is d rarely menoned by thy candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. >> brown: plus mark s
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 10:30pm EDT
create the number of jobs that are necessary. i think governor mitt romney has that program, if you look at it in depth. his commitment to produce 12 million jobs over the next four years, the way this country has to do. also, to take regulation out of the small business community, so that our small businessmen, who are the real job creators, know what is going to happen over the next four years. if you look at what has happened in ohio, with governor kasich, who inherited a rainy day fund that had 23 cents in it -- the state was $8 billion in debt. he was able to balance the budget, put $400 million in the rainy day fund, he reduced taxes, and eliminate the death tax in ohio. the has been the biggest job trend in ohio and anywhere else in the nation. i think the governors are leading the change effort in this country, and have to continue to do that. but the federal government has been an impediment, in many cases, through its regulations and its headwinds. many in the state have predicted them from creating the jobs necessary in this country to push our economy and improve the eco
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
. this is his job can and what we expect. he will not get traction politically of that. and the job jobs go look. american people and you are seeing it reflecting in the polls and mitt romney's momentum. they reyect they understand presidents have turned around grim economic situations in one term. namely ronald reagan. he limited government and lowered taxes and regulatory reform and the opposite thingings of what barack obama has done . he had a recovery whenwhere we gained 800,000 jobs a month and we had a economic growth rate of 5-9 percent. and that's not what is happening now . politicings is a perception game, among the american people things are not getting better they are stag instant. >> and talk about the final push in the last few days. the president plans ohio, wisconsin and iowa and colorado and new hampshire and go back to wisconsin on monday. what does this say about the president's strategy at this point juan? >> this election. we talk about the horse race and the numbers being close. it comes down to the swing states and specific to ohio and right now fyou look at swing states with the exception of north carolina, in most of the swing states. president obama has the
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
. he's invested in research and development that have created 250,000 clean energy jobs. mitt romney would cut funding for research and development. while the president has invested in education to make sure our work es have the skills they need, doubled funding for pell grants, mitt romney would cut funding. >> so, let me ask you another question here. actually, this is sort of related, but today, the president in his speech, was very passionate. david axelrod, you heard about this, ben? >> i saw the post on it not too long ago. >> unfortunately, i am the one as the host here, who has to read you the quote when he was talking about the president and said i'll quote, you can see in the speech he's delivering that this is coming from his loins. i had the wrong screen up there. coming from his loins and then in case you thought it was a mistake, ben, he followed up by saying i just wanted to say loins. i wanted to see if i could get loins in the story. it's funny, but it's -- too. isn't it? >> i don't think anybody was intending to be tossing them around today. it was a long day on the
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
heart of gop's mitt romney's campaign . contradictory message is you look at consumer confidence. jobs report yesterday and look at wall street record highs and corporate profits and they are saying we are going in the right direction. but the facts are. you have good moment where you have good feeling and that's good news for the president. i don't know it shifts votes, he side stepped something if the numbers were bad, you can imagine the republican campaign. >> what do independents want? are they undecided at this point? >> they might be and the race in terms of the popular vote is so close. it being make a difference. the president had a good week with the storm . governor christie's complimentary can comment and the jobs report that signaled progress being made. >> two problems for the president. first of all with the hurricane and appearance on the new jersey coastline, look that was important. but this is the bear minimum of what we expect from the president of the united states. you have a gnarl disaster and national emergency. this is his job can and what we expect. he will no
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney vote -- they said that bill clinton's plan would hurt the economy and kill jobs. does that sound familiar? that's what they said. it turns out their math was just as bad back then as it is now. because -- because by the end of bill clinton's second term, america had created 23 million new jobs and a incomes were up and poverty was down, and our deficit had turned into a surplus. so wisconsin, we know what ideas work. we know our ideas work. and we know that their ideas don't work. we know it. and the reason we know it is we just tried it a few years ago. after bill clinton was out of office, they tried their ideas. we tried giving big tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. we tried giving insurance companies and wall street a free rein to do whatever they play. what we got is falling incomes, record deficits, slowest job growth in 50 years and an economic crisis that we're still cleaning our way out of. so -- so we know what works and we know what doesn't. and governor romney now is a very talented salesman. so in this campaign, he is trying as hard as he can to repackage th
PBS
Nov 3, 2012 12:30pm PDT
million jobs in the next four years, thwhoever is president. mitt romney is trying to take credit for that. when you start to challenge the numbers, that means you're losing, whether agents -- it's polls or -- >> are you talking all democrats? >> do inthey realize we're a few days from the election? >> hold on. we had 1.3% growth in the last quarter with all 'rof this stimulus money, and loose monetary policy, and that's the weakest recovery we've seen. >> tax cuts for the rich? that the answer? >> romney has not demonstrated th he has tha better solution than what oba has already offered. >> john, obama has not that is e took office in four years. >> it come up. >> four years he hasn't had a better month. >> the economy has improved, it's getting better, but -- >> slowly -- >> improvingowell. we've added $4.5 trillion to the debtviof ofthis country. it is almost 230 -- excuse me a said. it took us 230 years to run up that deficit. we are going to have to pay it back and pay interest. >> i'm sure we don't want to take more money out of the economy. >> i don't want to spend it unwisely whic
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
president talking about how his policies have helped to save a lot of jobs here and how mitt romney's vision is -- will only hurt the people of ohio saying that criticism from mitt romney is just massaging the truth. but the -- the president even beyond just this message of the auto industry is trying to draw a sharp contrast between his policies and the vision of mitt romney saying that it all boils down to the issue of trust. >> the thing is here, us a make this choice, us a talk to your friends, your neighbors. you've got to remind them one of the things you're choosing is -- is about an issue of trust. after four years as president you know me. you -- you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated sometimes at the pace of change, but you know that i say i mean and i mean what i say. >> reporter: and it's not just the president alone campaigning here in the state of ohio. the first lady will be here today, also jill biden will be campaigning here, and then some big-time entertainers, stevie wonder, will.i.am also here in the state and other battleground stat
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 6:30am PDT
to significantly boost hiring. romney will be much more than that to keep his jobs promise. how about housing. prices in some areas are rising, foreclosures slowing, but this is america and what will really get the economy going again is you. consumer spending rising, consumer confidence the best in four years. there's no doubt president obama inherited an economy in crisis, and his supporters will tell you he's turned things around. >> we have made real progress. >> his final argument, he deserves another four years to finish the recovery. mitt romney says his business experience and his big ideas are what america needs. you've heard their closing arguments. now it's decision time. and that makes you the jury, and the jury in ohio may determine the fate of the nation for the next four years. in ohio that's where we find my good friend ali velshi, cnn's chief business correspondent and john avlon is there with him as well. you have to go back to 1960 until you find the last time the winner of ohio did not end up in the white house. unemployment rate in ohio 7%, guys, below the nationa
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
sector job growth? romney has a funny way of showing change, doesn't he? take a look at romney's surrogates toint at his rally. all five of these folks worked in the bush administration. in fact mitt romney's campaign is looking more and more like the bush white house every day. romney even pulled on the the old dick cheney trick of scaring voters before an election. >> the same path we're on means $20 trillion in debt in four years. it means stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values and a devastated military. and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> another recession? all economic indicators show the country is in a recovery. but mitt romney has no problem scaring voters if it helps him. president obama called him out on that tactic today. >> right here in ohio, folks who work at the jeep plant had been having to call up their employers because they're worried. they're asking if their jobs are being shipped to china. and the reason they're worried is because of course it turns out it's not true. this is not a game. these are people's jobs.
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
when you actually add the economic data we saw on friday from the jobs report, mitt romney's task is a little bit harder because he is actually saying, look, this has been a rough last four years, and it's time to actually good days are ahead, but the argument when you actually look at all the statistics that are out there, things are moving in the right direction as far as things are much better than they were four years ago, and even if mitt romney ends up winning the presidency on tuesday, he will end up inheriting a much better economy than president obama did four years ago. >> that's interesting, eugene. several months ago there was an article that said insiders in the obama team were mortified at the thought that if governor romney wins the white house, that he would get credit for the recovery put in place by actions and decisions made by them. >> absolutely. that's exactly what would happen. and there is nothing anybody can do about it. the sitting president is going to get credit for the good and the bad. look, governor romney promises to add 12 million jobs in his first te
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
who wasn't pleased with the jobs report was mitt romney. here he is with his statement. the candidate said, quote, this is a statement, today's increase in the unemployment rate is a sad remainder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. creating 171,000 jobs a month. that's not the strongest knock. >> ronald reagan proved it's about trajectory. the trajectory of the jobs numbers. do people feel like the economy is getting better? are things looking better? if you look in states that matter, places like ohio where the economy has gotten substantially better and they can pinpoint why. they can point to that auto bailout. if you're in michigan or ohio you can point to that reason why, and that reason why has barack obama's name on it. >> if you listen to the little clips we played, it seems as though barack obama is energized -- >> that's apparent. >> mitt romney is going through the motions. >> let's go to the facts here we have on the table. i love the atmospherics. that's why i wanted to start with this. let's go to this peaking question. dick nixon, richard nixon, he w
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
private sector job growth, bad news for mitt romney, can he save his campaign? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> you don't scare hard working americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all about. >> the president finishing strong in ohio as mitt romney tries to scare voters in wisconsin. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> strong numbers out today prove president obama has turned this country around and the republicans can't stand it. richard wolf and david k. johnston are here with analysis. >>> plus, bob with the latest numbers that look even better for the president. >>> turner on ohio's latest voting she in nanigans. >> this is freedom. >> we'll break down the down ballot republican clapts. >> the female bodies has ways to try and shut the whole thing down. >> good to have you with us tonight. this is the report we've all been waiting for. the exienl jobs report before the election is now out and it is all good news for the obama supporters. the united states added 171,000 jobs last month. expe
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
economy wi green jobs and mitt romney says defense spending this same principle but on different programs because the priorities are different part of the government gets involved and spend money bet it will crea jobs. but when you take the money from other uses, from taxpayers comment and it redistributes john: it may be a good thing to pay for defense it matters how would is spent? >> judge by the outcome. when someone says they create 1 million jobs that means his program is very expensive. they could have been doing something else it is suspect when they judge a program based on jobs created. john: moving on i was struck that if we need regulation you cannot start a bank in yorkaj. what is wrong? >> hewlett-packard's did start them major company and so did steve was the act. he is right you cannot start a bank because of regulation maybe we should question not begrudge but the regulation. >> to take a more serious example wal-mart has difficulty starting a bank with the various regulations as they are facing. i would love to see the creativity wal-mart could bring to banking.
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
newscasters says romney has a fake ad about jobs being shipped to china. let's go to commercial break and you see the ad. so the ad is preemptively denounced. >> what about pennsylvania? could there be the calculation here that because of the storm, the eastern part of the state might have some voting problems, i'm just speculating this, and there might be a play here for romney in pennsylvania and as you said, the past 20 years the romney -- no republican has won it. but would there be a play there because of the storm? >> well, that's what they have to hope, i guess. because they don't have any other plays. the fact is if the president carries wisconsin, if he carries ohio, it is very, very hard -- romney would have to carry everything else. that's not going to happen. you look at virginia where the president has a marginal lead, you look at florida where he's competitive, the only state that seems gone for the president is north carolina. >> okay. what about the response to hurricane sandy? do you think that this is going to have an impact? because you've got, of course, gove
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
economy. 48% say mr. obama would do a better job compared to 46% who side with romney. on friday, mr. obama made a three-stop blitz here in ohio, staking his closing argument on the auto bailout, which is widely popular here. and which republicans oppose. he also slammed romney for claiming that jeep is shipping jobs to china. it's a claim the romney campaign defends that has been widely discredited. take a listen to what president obama had to say. >> the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. gm said we think creating jobs in the united states should be a source of bipartisan pride. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: now early voting has begun here in ohio with 35% saying they've already voted early or plan to do so. obama is leading among those voters 62-36%, but romney is up among election day voters 52-42%. the fact that president obama has a number of planned visits here in ohio before election day sugges that the obama campaign is not satisfied that they have locked down this state. as for the president's state of mind, david axelrod said the
Current
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
economists expectations added 184,000 new jobs last month and the private sector while it shed 13,000 public sector jobs, netting out a gain of 171,000 jobs. and revised employment reports forage and september added another 84,000. givingunemployment is higher, giving mitt romney a talking point. >> unemployment today is higher than on the day barack obama took office. >> eliot: what he didn't say was that the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month when obama took office. during his term the economy added millions of jobs. professor at us berkeley goldman school of public policy and author of "beyond outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it." hello, mr. secretary. >> hello eliot. >> eliot: there was a massive conspiracy that the economy was picking up steam. do you think the numbers prove there is an accelerating fact that there improvement. >> the reason why unemployment ticked up was because more people are trying to find jobs now, and in that particular survey the bureau of labor statistics only looks at the number of people who are
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
growing than the jobs report this week suggested. >> let's turn to a mitt romney ad this week about president obama. >> barack obama says he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is to add another bureaucrat. why not have a president who actually understands business? under obama, millions of people can't find work. and more families on welfare and a record number of americans on food stamps. mitt romney understands business, knows how to create jobs, and get our economy moving. he's done it before, he can do it again. >> paul: james, good message? >> well, i think so. the second half of it was positive and the first half, the secretary of business idea, it's a number of the-- one of the number of signs suggesting that the obama campaign thinks it's losing where they're throwing out ideas late in the campaign as a kind of a disorganized panicked quality and as the ad says, another bureaucracy is not the answer. >> paul: don't we have a secretary of commerce that's supposed to be a secretary of business? >> and we don't even need that one so the idea that we
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
that look like they'll get a decent job. but on the romney side, enthusiasm of voters and independents swinging to him in a huge way. it's important, it's hard to win an election unless you have independents behind you and you break it out into the swing states and some are going for obama, leaning toward him and some are leaning toward romney and that's behind the enthusiasm on both sides. >> no question, romney has expanded the field well beyond mccain and in striking distance or ahead in almost all of the key states. >> the polls are giving hope. the national polls have consistently shown romney with a slight lead since, you know, mid october or so, but the state polls continue to show obama with a, some advantages in the electoral votes, so, i think both sides are looking at the polls and seeing hope. >> dan, let's step back briefly here, how important is this election? we always say the elections are the most important in x years, but i think this is the most important election since ronald reagan certainly in terms of setting the direction of the country and validati
FOX News
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
higher today than when barack obama took office. >> dana: all right. that was governor mitt romney in wisconsin earlier today reacting to the jobs report, that came out earlier in morning. the president however sees it differently. take a listen. >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and worst economic crisis since the great depression. today, businesses created 5.5 million new jobs. this morn we learned the company hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> dana: all right. so that is the closing arguments in the last four days, everyone is happy. four days to go. 171,000 jobs created in october. the number, however, for the unemployment rate went from 7.8% to 7.9%. greg, thoughts on this. >> greg: i don't know how you call it a recovery when unemployment goes up. unemployment is not supposed to go up in a recovery. don't give me a bruise and tell me it's a hickey. i said many times to eric. >> dana: that is really good advice. >> greg: 813,000 people stopped looking for work. obama calls that couch jobs. created 813,000 couch jobs. >> bob: can
Current
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
junkies. it's friday night in "the war room." >> this isn't a date. these are people's jobs. these are people's lives. >> only four days to go until the election and the final push begins. team obama and team romney crisscross the country making their case and trying to pick up every last swing state vote they can. the ground game working around the clock. the air game, in carpet bomb mode. the surrogates, surrogating. two men, four days, and the future of our country at stake. if you're scared, get a dog. >> jennifer: first things first. let's get you up-to-date from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today new york city announced it will not hold it's annual marathon after complaints that it would drain resources from emergency responders. one of the biggest problems facing the area has been a major gas shortage with many of the stations that are out of power or out of gas or both. today the federal government turned to the defense department to deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel, and lift restrictions on deliveries by foreign ships. governor andrew cuomo waved taxes on fuel
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hearted. now is the time to keep pushing forward. train our workers to create new jobs and rebuild our infrastructure. >> mitt romney took aim at the unemployment report saying it's a sad reminder the economy is in a virtual stand still. >> he said he'd get unemployment down to 5.2%. that is nine million jobs short. those are real americans.. >> despite the report neither campaign expects new figures will do much to chaimpkt race claiming americans views of the economy are fixed by now. california reached 18.2 million registered voters. secretary of state announced 950,000 new voters have signed up since the 2008 presidential election partially because of the new online registration system. number of registered republicans, however, has fallen to just below 30%. >> and a field poll shows support growing for ending california's death penalty. prop 34 may not have the majority it needs to pass. 45% support ending the death enyalt. 38% oppose it. found 17% of the voters remain undecided again just four days before the election. >> chevron says the refunry should be functional again. c
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